06-13-16 In Memory of former CO FFA State Officer Linda May Orlovski-Longacre…

In Memory of

Linda May Orlovski-Longacre

September 5, 1965 – June 2, 2016

Linda May Orlovski-LongacreLinda May Orlovski-Longacre, 50, of Greeley, died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at her home. She was born on September 5, 1965 in Brighton, Colorado to Eddie and Alta May (Hall) Orlovski.

Linda grew up in Kersey, graduating from Platte Valley High School. She then attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, where she received an associate’s degree in agricultural education.

On September 4, 1999, Linda married Kelly Longacre at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greeley.

Linda worked as the manager of Thrifty Nickel Want Ads/American Classifieds from 1986 to 2005. She was a member of the Weld County Chamber of Commerce, past Weld County Fair Board Member and Secretary, past Colorado Foundation Chair, Past Colorado FFA Alumni Chair, Lifetime member of the National FFA Alumni, Franklin 4-H leader and a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Linda also could not say no to rescue foster dogs, which her and Kelly kept.

Linda has a passion for helping kids and being a help wherever she was needed through the organizations she was very active in. Linda loved to cook Italian food and especially her mashed potatoes. She grew many flowers, which were shown in the Weld County and Colorado State Fairs. She loved to entertain friends and have family gatherings at her and Kelly’s home. Linda was always willing to help someone in need.

Linda is survived by her husband, Kelly of Greeley; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Donna and William S. Longacre of Loveland; aunt, Mary Jane Hall of Greeley; sister-in-law, Katie (John) Capron of Cheyenne, Wyoming; brother-in-law, William D. (Jennifer) Longacre of Greeley and nephew, Mike Orlovski of San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Eddie Orlovski, Jr. and Michael Orlovski, Sr.

Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Leadership Scholarship (FFA) or High Country Bassett Hounds Rescue in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Please visit www.stoddardsunset.com to sign an online guestbook.